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71 Years Ago: When Truman Failed To Pause -- And The Nagasaki War Crime Followed

Greg Mitchell | Posted 08.10.2016 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

Many of those who still defend President Truman's decision on Hiroshima consider the bombing of Nagasaki three days later completely avoidable, even a crime of war.

Afghans Haunted By U.S. Strikes On MSF Hospital Want The Truth, Not Money And Apologies

The Huffington Post | Sophia Jones | Posted 03.31.2016 | World

PARWAN, Afghanistan -- A bullet through the head didn’t kill 9-year-old Amina. Her father, Abdel Qadir, had managed to carry her limp body to the tr...

The Modus Operandi of ISIS: A War Waged on the Battleground of Women's Bodies

Vanessa Thevathasan | Posted 10.15.2014 | World
Vanessa Thevathasan

Surveying events in Syria, Erika Feller, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, is sounding the alarm that sexual violence is being utilized "as a weapon of war." This clearly extends to Iraq with ISIS' increasing operational tactic of inducing widespread fear through rape and kidnapping.

Fatal Privilege for Serbian War Criminal

Sasa Milosevic | Posted 03.31.2014 | World
Sasa Milosevic

The citizens of Serbia face a very unsettling question. How many war criminals are enjoying various prisoner privileges and freely walking the streets? They reasonably ask: Will the truth be told before they go to God?

The Ugly Comparison of the Syrian Gas Attacks and Pesticide Risk

David Ropeik | Posted 11.09.2013 | Green
David Ropeik

This is just despicable. Reprehensible. Maria Rodale, the CEO of Rodale, Inc., has likened the purposeful murder of more than 1,400 people in Syria by sarin gas to the alleged health harms of the products of chemical companies.

For the Women of Bosnia, War Was Not the End

Andrée Simon | Posted 06.05.2012 | Impact
Andrée Simon

Bosnia changed the perception of what it means to be a woman in war forever. For the first time, women became targets of war, as close to 50,000 women were raped during the conflict.

Jason Linkins

Former CNN War Correspondent Speaks Out On Alleged War Crime CNN Refused To Air [UPDATED] | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

[Please see update, below.] War correspondent Michael Ware worked for CNN from 2006 until April of this year, during which time he became known for...

Afghan War Crime Pardons: Law Gives Blanket Pardon For War Crimes, Human Rights Abuses In Afghanistan Before 2001

Reuters | Peter Graff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Afghanistan confirmed for the first time publicly on Tuesday that it had enacted into law a blanket pardon for war crimes and human rights abuse carri...

Agent Orange in Vietnam: Ignoring the Crimes Before Our Eyes

Dave Lindorff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dave Lindorff

Missing from a recent Times article on American victims of Agent Orange, was a single mention of the far larger number of victims of Agent Orange in Vietnam: the Vietnamese.

Benjamin Netanyahu On Iranian Threat: "The Issue Is Not The Security Of Israel But Of The World"

Newsweek | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NEWSWEEK's Lally Weymouth spoke to Netanyahu in Jerusalem last week. Excerpts: WEYMOUTH: What did you think of the Goldstone report? NETANYAHU: I tho...

Colombia Recognizing Rape As Weapon Of War

Christian Science Monitor | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Amelia had spent years counseling a woman who was raped by a right-wing warlord and suffered an unwanted pregnancy. So when the woman called her for a...

"Once Again" in Darfur

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Wallis

"Never again" has turned into "once again," and history repeats itself with genocide in Darfur.

Friday Talking Points [36] -- End The Media's Pro-McCain Bias! Now!!

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Chris Weigant

McCain has joked that the media is "his base" of support. It was a funny line, but there is a truth at its core: the media has been hard on Obama but unbelievably light on McCain. And this has to stop. Now.